DEL NORTE, Colo. (June 24, 2013)--Firefighters say they need heavy rain or some other major change in the weather to stop an erratic fire that’s raging through a drought-stricken forest in southwestern Colorado.
The fire that forced the evacuation of the tourist town of South Fork is so significant that crews need the help of wet weather to slow it down, Incident commander Pete Blume said.
Blume says things are looking better for the town but it's "by no means secure."
More of the same dry, windy weather that has spread the fire in recent days is expected again Monday, well as across much of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
The fire is spread over 117 square miles with no containment.